Posts tagged with ‘faith’

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Why Contemplation is Revolutionary (Conclusion)

by Carl McColman

This is the final part of a series on “Why Contemplation is Revolutionary.” If you want to start at the beginning, follow this link: The Archbishop and the Community Theologian. We’ve made our way through the quotations from Archbishop Rowan Williams and community theologian Kenneth Leech. We’ve looked at contemplation as a means for transformation. In […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

In many of the houses of the poor in Africa and Latin America, there are no locks on the doors. In fact, in many houses, there are no doors. In the U.S. we have at least two doors per household, and two or three locks per door. Is this a symptom of anything? As a […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting Wait without thought, for you […]

Believe in = Embrace the Mystery of

by Carl McColman

I spoke with a friend recently about the concept of belief. We talked about the challenges of believing in the postmodern world. Joni Mitchell sums it up nicely in her song “The Same Situation”: Still I sent up my prayer Wondering where it had to go With heaven full of astronauts And the Lord on […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

The cloud of unknowing is that dark and obscure knowledge and love that fills the mind of the contemplative when, void of images and discursive reasoning, it rests silently in God in mystical sleep. The knowledge now suffusing the mind is only that of a faith which, nakedly divorced from any human consideration whatsoever, finds […]

Concerning Myth and Miracles

by Carl McColman

One of the fun things about blogging is the fact that I’m always getting in trouble, one way or the other. Here’s my latest infraction — on Thursday when I wrote about the Annunciation, I dared to say “Whether the Annunciation be a miracle or a myth, it’s a powerful story that is well worth […]

Finding the True Path

by Carl McColman

A reader of my blog has emailed me the following questions. They seem to involve the question of how to embrace the Christian mystery when one cannot be sure if it is the “true” path or not. As a former neo-pagan, didn’t you find getting to grips with Christianity’s necessity to hold a set number […]